Winners of DEFCON robocall-crushing competition showered in cash, praise.
The United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced over US$12,000 in prizes in its “Zapping Rachel” robocall contest, which was held at this year's DEFCON hacking conference in Las Vegas.
The FTC has been on something of a crusade against the curse of the robocall, both because they are illegal and also because it receives around 100,000 complaints about them each month. The competition was set up to bring the best hacking brains to bear on the problem and the FTC said it was well satisfied with the results.
Congratulations to all the winners and honorable mentions of our Zapping Rachel contest,” said Jessica Rich, director, FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection.